In the latest round of international musical chairs (acquisitions and takeovers), Donuts,Inc has acquired Afilias, Inc. Afilias, Inc is the parent company of the Australian Registry Operator “Afilias Australia”. auDA has issued a statement this morning saying that they have “commenced a formal due diligence process to inform its decision regarding consent”.Read more
There is a rort going on, and it involves ineligible entities and people registering .org.au domain names when they are not supposed to. They are not following auDA rules, and the regulator seems to be letting them get away with it.
auDA needs to concentrate their compliance weapons on those doing the most damage.Read more
Today we start a series on Domainer about the many rules and policies that the Australian domain regulator has.
Unfortunately, in the opinion of many, we are way over-regulated in Australia compared to our peers in other countries. Check out this example:Read more
For those involved on a daily basis in the domain industry, it is common knowledge that NetAlliance t/a Netfleet (an auDA accredited registrar) is not currently in a healthy state. As there has been silence from auDA, we at Domainer put some open questions out there.Read more
This story is about some nefarious goings on at auDA concerning a domain name that had been effectively stripped from a domain investor. auDA’s new CEO has in my opinion stifled truth, transparency and accountability.Read more
This is a quick story of how an unfortunate minor accident on Hinchinbrook Island in North QLD had a happy ending with a new friendship – and the sale of HinchinbrookIsland.com.au.Read more
The scammers are really going for it again. They are illegally using the business details of others to register .au domains. This can obviously cause reputational damage to innocent parties e.g. scammers can put up a fake eCommerce sites and rip off the public. Check out the story here…Read more
Some years ago, auDA audited .org.au domain names to make sure these were being used for a proper purpose i.e. as per auDA policy the org.au 2LD is for non-commercial organisations.
It appears that with no follow up audits, the growth in org.au domains has outstripped all other extensions.Read more
Last week, on June 25th, 2020, I made the decision to exit Registry Australia, the company I co-founded.Read more
On the expired auctions yesterday, the domain name RFM.com.au was purchased on the Netfleet platform for $17,050 (including GST and costs).Read more
Yesterday, the 2019 auDA AGM was held in Melbourne. It was a timid and stage managed affair which officially lastedRead more